Plague Inc. Gaining New Game Mode Letting Players Save the World From a Pandemic

Plague Inc., a highly popular iOS game from Ndemic Creations that has seen its downloads surge in recent weeks, has announced a major update that will tweak the core gameplay to allow players to work to stop the outbreak of a virus.


Traditionally, the goal in Plague Inc. is to spread an infectious virus across the world, infecting and eventually killing the entire population as an end-game goal.

The new Plague Inc. game mode will let players manage disease progression and boost healthcare systems, as well as control actions like triaging, quarantining, social distancing, and the closing of public services. The new gameplay mode is being developed with the help of experts from the World Health Organisation, the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and more.

The new update will be available for all Plague Inc. players for free and Ndemic Creations plans to release it as soon as possible.

Along with adding a new option that will let players fight a virus instead of spread a virus, Ndemic Creations has also donated $250,000, which is being split between the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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kurosov Avatar
14 months ago
Now you too can be frustrated at a population incapable of following simple instructions. Watch your attempts to curb an epidemic fail as people intentionally cough in others faces or lick products on store shelves.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calzon65 Avatar
14 months ago
Nice to see the game has changed to allow humans to win against the disease. Maybe it will inspire a new generation of future disease specialists.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
compwiz1202 Avatar
14 months ago

Now you too can be frustrated at a population incapable of following simple instructions. Watch your attempts to curb an epidemic fail as people intentionally cough in others faces or lick products on store shelves.
Those people should instantly be arrested like in some places. Bad enough people can't stick to the necessary places like work for people still working and grocery and drugstores.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
decafjava Avatar
14 months ago

So they re-wrote the code to change the goal. Doesn't change the fact that only weirdos would create a game who's goal is to infect the entire world, killing everyone off. They're still creepy people
Meh as opposed to playing numerous shooters, wargames including nuclear war scenarios?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gasu E. Avatar
14 months ago

So they re-wrote the code to change the goal. Doesn't change the fact that only weirdos would create a game who's goal is to infect the entire world, killing everyone off. They're still creepy people
Both W.H.O. and CDC have games just like that as well, except more detailed. Are they creepy?


I feel like experts from the W.H.O. have more important stuff to be working on right now.
Since getting people to act responsibly is the MOST important way to curb this virus, by far, perhaps devoting some resources to educating people as to how a virus spreads, and how to stop it, is not such a bad thing.


Now you too can be frustrated at a population incapable of following simple instructions. Watch your attempts to curb an epidemic fail as people intentionally cough in others faces or lick products on store shelves.
Are there actually people doing that? They should be outed on Youtube, named and shamed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kurosov Avatar
14 months ago

Are there actually people doing that? They should be outed on Youtube, named and shamed.
Unfortunately yes, For social media clout mostly.

They're also intentionally coughing in the faces of elderly while sharing "ok boomer" memes and the like.
In the UK we've had an increase in a particular form of vandalism such as drilling holes in the tyres of ambulances or torching food delivery trucks.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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